JollyGul.com presents Taufiq Karmali‘s rendition of Pir Sadardin’s ginan Ya Mawla Jampudipe Umayoji Ya Ali (Oh Lord! The Devotees Of The Indian Subcontinent Have Sought You, Oh Ali). This is part of the ongoing series of videos for the Jamat to celebrate Salgirah 2019.
Pir Sadardin was a celebrated Ismaili missionary of the 14th Century during the time of our 30th Imam Shah Islam Shah. It was generally a perilous time in Ismaili history for the Imamat. However, it was also a time of eastward expansion and conversion in the Indian Subcontinent (Jampudip). Pir Sadardin and his son Pir Hasan Kabiruddin were key players in this very successful proselytizing drive. The ginan is of “venti” (supplication, request) for the Imam to visit the murids in the newly emerging areas of Ismaili presence.
Taufiq‘s rendition of the ginan with music was originally recorded during Hazar Imam’s Golden Jubilee and is part of the Ilm-e-Noor album. JollyGul.com presents the video with running lyrics and translations.